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2000 VW Jetta GLS: VR6..battery keeps..the steering column..clicking…

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I have a 2000 VW...
I have a 2000 VW Jetta GLS VR6 The battery was bad and I replaced it. Now the battery keeps losing it's charge. I did notice a light on last night,went to check it out, when I opened the door it went out, but a noise from the steering column was clicking like a bomb.
The light came back on. It's out now, but probably the battery has no more juice...

Help - I've only owned the car for two weeks...
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: VW
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VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 8 years ago
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Can you please tell me what the light looks like??
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I believe it's the passenger side map light. It is still clicking.
VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 8 years ago
Ok more the likely the noise you are hearing behing the steering column is the comfort control module . Have you checked fuses yet??
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I have not checked fuses, not sure where they are...
VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 8 years ago
by checking fuses located on the drivers side of the dash open the drivers door to see the fuse box panel
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I found the fuses, two of them appear to be blown, waiting for my wife to get home to get replacements and charge the battery...
VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 8 years ago
Ok let me know the results please
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Okay,I've checked the fuses, had two burnt out. They've been replaced. Jumped the car and waiting for the battery to recharge...
VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 8 years ago
OK
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Took it back to Les Schwab, had the battery checked again. Still good, just not holding the charge. Told me it must be the alternator,have to wait until Wednesday for car shop...
VW Mechanic: vwtech0405, VW Technician replied 8 years ago
ok
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